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Bangladesh's Beximco exports 6.5 million PPE gowns to US

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May '20
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Bangladesh’s Beximco Group recently exported 6.5 million personal protective equipment (PPE) gowns to US brand Hanes for final delivery to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). State minister for foreign affairs Mohammad Shahriar Alam and US ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R Miller were present at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport to send off the shipment.

“As the global spread of Covid-19 has bloomed into a pandemic, it has become clear that there will be a desperate need of PPE to keep medical professionals and the general public safe. Beximco has proudly joined the fight against the global pandemic by moving swiftly to add manufacturing capabilities in PPE items such as gowns, masks, and coveralls,” said Beximco chief executive officer and group director Syed Naved Husain.

“The US welcomes Bangladesh’s world-class, large-scale PPE production in the global marketplace. The Beximco-Hanes partnership is another great example of how our two great nations are combating the Covid-19 pandemic,” the ambassador was quoted as saying by Bangla media reports.

Beximco has also established a strategic partnership with Chicago-based Geste Designs. It is examining the feasibility of jointly investing and establishing a PPE manufacturing hub in Detroit, Michigan, with both state and city support.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (DS)


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